Stories of Pennsylvania; or, school readings from Pennsylvania history

 
9781151128812: Stories of Pennsylvania; or, school readings from Pennsylvania history
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...getting weaker," she sobbed, "and there's no money in the purse to get her any good things to eat. And they won't let father have a furlough. Oh! when will he come home?" After a long, long week, her father Corinnius came home from the army. Mary cried with joy when she saw him. Now they could buy things for mother. Now she would soon get well. But it was too late. Mary's mother lingered a few days and died at sunset with her hands in those of Corinnius. Her father's tears added to Mary's grief, but she had no tears now. A few weeks after the funeral, her father came home again from the army and told Mary that he was going to take her and little sister and go to William Penn's land in Amer-ica. In that country men were not forced to live in the army, but could be with their families and work Corinnius could not pay the himself and his daughters. They sold themselves to work it out after they reached Pennsylvania. A man in Lancaster bought Mary for three years. She was glad to give "Selling Redemptioners. passage money for three years for her father's liberty. Her master and mistress were kind and good, and Mary soon grew happy again. She sang in the mornings like a bird. Work was easy. Her father was free, and her sister lived not far away. save them both. They took my poor little Bess. I'll never see her again." One day when Mary Michael was singing at her work, she looked up and saw Terrence Quinn stop his oxen in the street and look at her. Mary blushed, but Terrence, with the ox stick in his hand, came to the gate and asked her name. "That song would make my cabin a palace," he said. "Come, sing for me, my bonnie bird. I need a wife in my forest home." "Oh! I can't," said Mary; "I know you not,...

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